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by Paul on 01/20/06 at 06:13 PM ET
Russia's Olympic Committee president Leonid Tyagachev expressed his optimism about his country's prospects at next month's Winter Olympics, predicting that Russian athletes could win up to 25 medals in Turin.
Talking about the Russian hockey team he mentioned- from the Tehran Times
It would be extremely hard for Russia to shine in the hockey tournament as 19 of Russia's players were currently playing in the North American professional National Hockey League.
"The break in the NHL schedule begins on February 13, while we will have to play Slovakia just two days later," he said. "And it's very hard to predict in what form the NHL sides' players will appear at the Olympic tournament."
So with that thinking, give Italy the gold.
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